Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Loose Lucy, A Little Light, Picasso Moon, Candyman, Let It Grow Foolish Heart, Women Are Smarter, Standing On the Moon, Box Of Rain*, Estimated Prophet-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Brokedown Palace
April 29, 2020 Subject:
What a fine show. Little Feat got us rocking and Jerry was in very good form indeed. This was the last show I saw with Brent. Listening too his organ Brokedown Palace was very lovely. And Weir playing a second line like it was a New Orleans funeral. Wow. As I recall Phish was a popular bar band that night. I was so satiated, I just walked til bedtime. Amen
June 15, 2018 Subject:
...Was at thjese shows in Eugene and after Cal-Expo and Shoreline and Autzen seemed like way too many people although I had a great time with the Wharf Rats with their yellow balloons--those folks were a trip!!!...The sound quality ios good with minor hiss...I agree with the reviewer about wishing Charlie MILLER COULD DO IT ALL...aNYWA, long live the dead AND IT'S MANY DIFFERENT CHANGES THRU THE YEARS
December 23, 2015 Subject:
Roll away the DEW...
This is a part of the Country that I would like to explore and I have noticed the Dead seemed to play well in the Pacific North West.
I contend the Spring and Summer of 1990 were very good musically for the Band.
Brent was stepping up to help out Jerry and Bobby with the tune rotation.
And listen to his jumping in for backing vocals at all points.
Phil seemed to be letting his bass licks drop in 73 fashion when he had the mind.
MASTERPIECE-That tune had some kick and now really reminds me of this era.
I like Bobby sings it straight here with no DYLAN antics. The backing vocals are great with Garcia shadowing Bobby at just the right points in the song.
Very enjoyable show!
December 22, 2015 Subject:
Solid show for listening to while working
As people have said it isn't the best show but I think it is great for days at the office when you have a ton of email to sift through.
June 8, 2014 Subject:
Fun day - not the best show, but fun to listen to
November 2, 2011 Subject:
somewhere over here...
August 22, 2009 Subject:
drove 4k miles to be at this show
My brother and I drove from eastern Tennessee to Eugene for these 2 shows. We were so foolish, but we had a blast and the shows were killer. I had never seen a Help Slip Frank before and while the boys were tuning up I heard Jer tuning for Help and my mouth hit the floor. I turned to look at my bro and he was just smiling and shaking his head up and down. Fun to go back and listen to this show and remember being young and foolish and enjoying life in a carefree way with my brother. Good times for sure. Needless to say, that was a great couple of days. Was it worth it the 4k round trip drive. I'd have to say yes.
August 6, 2009 Subject:
A good performance. A decent recording with a touch of so called tape hiss between tunes. I wish we could clone Charlie Miller about fifty times over and have him remaster everything.
April 16, 2009 Subject:
My Last Shows
These were the last couple of times I saw the Grateful Dead. I went to the gigs, headed off to go climb a couple of mountains and a month and change later, heard that Brent had died.
The whole thing actually changed for me in Alpine Valley in '88. I didn't think I'd go to any more shows after that tour. My impression of the tour was that the Old Feeling had left the scene. My friends got their nice tent ripped off, I got thrown out of a show by jock goons in Minneapolis and it went downhill from there. Maybe I was just getting old or something. I'd give it a couple more chances before throwing in the tie dye.
Anyway. Nice to have these here to listen to. I can listen to them when I'm sitting on the porch in my rocker, yelling at kids to get off my asphalt.
I remember the weekend. Well, sorta'. I think Kesey was at these shows. I've bumped into him so many times in Oregon, it's hard to get the dates straight. I KNOW Bill Graham was there. Jesus, I AM old.
March 30, 2009 Subject:
Brent's last west coast show
Historic for that reason alone. I have had the second set sbd for some time but listened to set 1 first time. I was always interested at how the eugene Help slip franks sounded, and it was awesome but maybe a little bit short(slipknot), check out 7-18-90 deer creek to find the best h>s>f post bust out at hampton fall 89. Anyway, most notable to me is phil's tone on the bass. Truly unique even for him. These two west coast tour closing shows in eugene were definately some of phil's best sound ever. I wish we could still download these sbds. Phil rules
September 21, 2007 Subject:
one of my 1st shows was the "snack sunday" concert in s.f. kezar stadium.when the dead came out as jerry and friends and ripped thru the blues for allah album all instrimental.so hearing them open with the "trip"le threat, h. o. t. way slip knot, and franklins tower had me flashing back to that summer day of 75!/(with vocals)hence my tattooed chest piece.(b.f.a.)dead head 4 life tattooing in co!!!!!frisko
May 10, 2007 Subject:
i've only heard the help trio and must say that i don't know if i can stand a full set of this show in one night. peace
September 11, 2006 Subject:
1990, need I say more
There wasn't much from the Mydland portions of 1990 that wasn't great. This one seemed like the band wanted to throw a little extra Eugune's way.
May 27, 2006 Subject:
felt like we were the luckiest people in the world.
April 3, 2005 Subject:
this is a great show with an absolutely BRUTAL cut in the instrumental break of He's Gone. Every other song is reccomended (esp. H>S>F)
October 6, 2004 Subject:
Show 4 : Sound 4
This show is my second favorite of 1990, the best being the previous day. If you want two shows from 1990, the Eugene shows are the ones. The opening Help>Slip>Franklin's are well jammed and interesting, which wasn't always the case. If you get tuned in to the energy of the show from the start, Masterpiece is an inspired choice. Sometimes Bob makes some 'odd' calls but I'm beginning to understand them a little better. The energy of the tune is exactly what is needed at that point. Just A Little Light and Candyman are textbook versions and Let It Grow to close the set with a little exploration. Foolish Heart to open and an exceptional version it is. I don't care for Women Are Smarter but Jerry's midi solo really takes it somewhere I've never heard it go before, gives it a real 'fiesta' feel that makes me wish the song lasted longer. Wonderful reading of Standing On The Moon, second only to Alpine the previous year. Nice Box Of Rain and Estimated and relaxed and interesting He's Gone. Then the 1971 medley to close, including an excellent Brokedown Palace.
August 28, 2004 Subject:
Some hiss between songs, no matter.
This Foolish Heart really leads me to believe that this band was headed in a new direction. That path was changed when Mydland died.
It's hard to explain beyond that.
August 17, 2004 Subject:
I had been to probably 4 or 5 show before this...but this one changed me. It was my 18th birthday show and the set list tells the story. The performance, the magic of that day, and the energy only Eugene can create made it the best show of my career. Thanks guys!
August 8, 2004 Subject:
My husband and I fell in love at this show. Still rockin 14 years later.
July 19, 2004 Subject:
I will never forget this one...
The day was typical Oregon overcast and I was sitting halfway up the stadium at stage right. Sugar Magnolia came around and right on queue with "Sunshine daydream" the clouds opened and the sun shone down ONLY on the band and the crowd dancing on the field. I was at this show with my father and we looked at each other grinning ear to ear. You could see the edge of the sunshine sitting perfectly in a ring that stopped just at the edge of the bottom row of seats. This is truely my all-time favorite Dead moment. The show was good quality, Little Feat opened up, and a good time was had by all that day.
July 15, 2004 Subject:
This is a strong, balanced set, just loose enough to be kind of relaxed and personal. It's pretty hard to find better examples of the opening four songs; the next few drag a little, but things pick back up with "Women Are Smarter" and from there on the show never looks back. Good recording of a good show.
April 13, 2004 Subject:
Another great summer '90 show. A perflect blend of new and old stuff. Can't really complain about a show that opens w/ a hot Help/Slip/Franklins and ends w/ a nicely jammed Let it Grow...not to mention the rest of the songs. The second set consists of extremely well played standalone songs at first, but jams out in Estimated->end. Get it!!